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o-1 approval secured for fabian rastorfer, video game designer

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured O-1 visa classification on behalf of client Fabian Rastorfer, based on his extraordinary ability as an acclaimed video game designer and developer.

Fabian Rastorfer has been a video game pioneer as a leading designer and developer. He has worked with prestigious companies and clients and has developed very successful games, including “Cannon Crasha” and “Tale of Aeria.” He is well-known in Europe and the U.S. for his remarkable talents. His games have been reviewed favorably in numerous major media publications, and he has been invited to be a game reviewer on leading industry books. Fabian  will be working with FABRAZ LLC in New York, taking the lead on the to design and development of numerous new games in the coming years. We look forward to watching his successes continue!

Mr. Wildes is honored to have secured O-1 visa classification for this spectacular and talented individual and is excited to see what he does next.

In order to qualify for an O-1 visa which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education or business to live and work in the United States, a foreign national must provide adequate documentation to demonstrate that he/she has sustained national or international acclaim in their field. The individual must provide substantial evidence to prove that he/she meets 3 of the 6 evidence categories defined by statute, as well as a written advisory opinion from a labor union or relevant peer group. The O-1 visa applicant must also show that he/she has an offer of employment in the United States to work in his/her field of expertise (or several offers of employment from multiple sources, along with a third-party Agent to petition on the individual’s behalf and connect him/her to the multiple employers).

 For more than 5 decades, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration needs of prominent American and International firms, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns and law firms in connection with their foreign national employees.  In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for investors, scientists, physicians, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents.

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